Is it proper or ever acceptable to use the word "spelt" as in, "That word is spelt incorrectly." or should it always be, "That word is spelled incorrectly."
I am not a teacher, but according to the Oxford English Dictionary, both are acceptable:
Originally Posted by Unregistered
Pa. tense and pple. spelled, spelt
I think those "ending in t" past participles are pretty much out of use nowadays, don't you?
Originally Posted by stuartnz
Maybe they have some residual use as adjectives:
"She trimmed off the burnt portion of the cake," but not "The cake was burnt on the outside."
Possibly "A long list of ill-spelt words" but not "many words were spelt wrong."
Not so much that it's wrong, just that it's not ever seen any more.
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